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Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Dr Johnson's House: Biography and Display

Morwenna Rae

Dr Johnson lived at 17 Gough Square from 1748-59, where he compiled his famous Dictionary of the English Language. The house has been used to present Johnson’s life and works to the public since the early 20th century with a small, but representative, collection, adhering to the aim that “the House should never come to be regarded as a museum or an emporium of irrelevant 18th-century bric-a-brac” but should reflect Johnson’s situation in those years and tell his story. Highlights of the collection show how it is used for biographical interpretation.

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Morwenna Rae is the Deputy Curator and Education Officer at the Dr Johnson's House Trust. 

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18 June 2014

Dr Johnson's House: Biography and Display
Morwenna Rae

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